United Nations Security Council Resolution 1052

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1052
Beirut- building from before civil war.jpeg
Damaged buildings in the Lebanese capital Beirut
Date 18 April 1996
Meeting no. 3,654
Code S/RES/1052 (Document)
Subject The situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1052, adopted unanimously on 18 April 1996, after recalling previous resolutions on Israel and Lebanon, including 425 (1978), the Council called for an immediate ceasefire during the 1996 Lebanon war.[1]

The Security Council expressed concern at the consequences of the fighting between Israel and Lebanon, and attacks on civilian targets resulting in loss of life, would have on the Middle East peace process. It stressed the need for respect for international humanitarian law concerning the protection of civilians, and was concerned also for the safety of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) after an attack on a base by Israeli forces on 18 April 1996 resulted in the deaths of civilians.[2]

The resolution called for a cessation of hostilities, and supported the need for ongoing diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict. It reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Lebanon, and called for the protection of civilians and the freedom of movement of UNIFIL. A request was made for Member States to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilian population and to assist in the reconstruction of the country. The Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was requested to keep the Council informed on developments in the situation.

A ceasefire was eventually reached on 28 April 1996, in the Israeli–Lebanese Ceasefire Understanding between Israel and Hezbollah.

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  1. ^ "Security Council calls for immediate end to hostilities in Lebanon, expresses support for diplomatic efforts". United Nations. 18 April 1996. 
  2. ^ Europa Publications (2000). The Europa directory of international organizations, Volume 9. 9. Europa Publications Limited. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-85743-425-5. 

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